What You'll Get
Cuban restaurants have been perennially popular in the United States, except for a brief period in the '50s when Americans eschewed foreign foods in favor of hamburger-stuffed hot dogs deep-fried in an apple-pie crust. Celebrate the triumph of culinary diversity with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $25 worth of authentic Cuban cuisine, drinks, and vibes at ¡Cuba! Restaurant in Chestnut Hill.
¡Cuba! Restaurant's brunch, lunch, and dinner menus reflect Cuba's vibrant culinary culture, with each dish made from authentic Cuban ingredients such as mojo, achiote, Cuban flatbread, and well-maintained classic cars. An order of empanada appetizers ($6) acts as a Jar-Jar-free prequel to the main course and can be ordered with either ground beef or black beans. The ropa vieja entree ($19 for a full order, $10 half portion) places tender, bell-peppered beef atop a yuca mash with a cilantro purée, and the salmon a la plancha ($16 for a full order, $9 half portion) unites sautéed asparagus with pan-seared salmon for the first time since their public falling-out on Oprah. Brunch, meanwhile, offers a mid-morning opportunity to dine on ¡Cuba!'s open-air patio, where you can do a little people watching and dead-people watching over a classic mojito Bacardi ($5) and an avocado-and-roast-pork-stuffed omelette Cubano ($9).
To keep the double exclamation points in its name from being repossessed, ¡Cuba! Restaurant also hosts exciting events such as live jazz and salsa dancing. Mix a Fred with your Ginger and make a piquant dipping sauce with your feet every Sunday night (9 p.m. to 12:30 a.m., $5 cover; cover waived with drink purchase). If you'd rather sit and let the modal melodies dance for you, curl up with a date during the late-night jazz session of Havana After Dark on Fridays for a $5 cover and a two-drink minimum, with a full menu available from 9:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. A festive feast-point for large-party dinners and retro-cool date nights—as well as a suitably public place to buy that hungry hitchhiker dinner in exchange for bindle-tying lessons—¡Cuba! Restaurant offers an island-flavored oasis in Pennsylvania's desert peninsula.
This Groupon is not valid for cover charges.
- If you are hit with a sudden craving for echon asado while strolling down Germantown Avenue in Chestnut Hill, it probably has something to do with the sprightly Afro-Cuban jazz pouring out of ¡Cuba! – Elisa Ludwig, City Paper
- Surrounded by a warm and elegant atmosphere and serviced by a friendly staff and an inviting owner,I enjoyed both evenings. – OpenTable user who dined on 07/16/2010
- The food was great, service was very attentive & the owner stopped by a few times to make sure everything was up to par. I would definitely eat here again. – Brian B., Yelp
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Feb 5, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 add'l as gifts. Limit 1 per table. Limit 1 per visit. Tax and gratuity not included. No cash back. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.